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Oakland Go-To: Chai Thai Noodles on International Boulevard

Oakland Go-To: Chai Thai Noodles on International Boulevard

| September 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jonathan Darr at Oakland Local shares his basic “Go-To” restaurant criteria and highlights one of his favorite “Oakland Go-To” spots — a Thai/Lao restaurant on International Boulevard.

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First Look: Desco’s Regional Italian Arrives in Old Oakland

First Look: Desco’s Regional Italian Arrives in Old Oakland

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Desco, run by Chef Donato Scotti, opens in Old Oakland, offering delicious regional Italian and an inviting atmosphere.

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First Look: Homestead Restaurant in Oakland’s Piedmont Neighborhood

First Look: Homestead Restaurant in Oakland’s Piedmont Neighborhood

| August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Homestead Restaurant, opened by Fred and Elizabeth Sassen, is a high-quality addition to the Piedmont neighborhood.

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The San Francisco Cronut (or CroNot): Finding, Sampling and Taste Testing Donut-Croissants

The San Francisco Cronut (or CroNot): Finding, Sampling and Taste Testing Donut-Croissants

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cronuts (or CroNots) have finally made their way to the Bay Area — and it turns out they were, secretly, already here. We do a taste test and tell you where to get the sweet treats before the craze passes.

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5 Bites: Grab A Slice At These East Bay Pizzerias

5 Bites: Grab A Slice At These East Bay Pizzerias

| August 6, 2013 | 10 Comments

Here’s five spots in the East Bay that I head to when I’m craving a solid slice of pizza.

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Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

| August 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

After 30 years of running the Thai restaurant Old Weang Ping, a locals’ favorite in East Oakland, owners Pat and Jook Sawanwatana are finally retiring. Does this mean the end of Old Weang Ping Village as we know it? Certainly not.

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Tribune Tavern Opens for Brunch: A Sneak Peek

Tribune Tavern Opens for Brunch: A Sneak Peek

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tribune Tavern brings brunch to 13th and Franklin in downtown Oakland.

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5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

| July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Craving tasty Southeast Asian fare? Check out these five Vietnamese restaurants in Oakland.

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5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

| July 18, 2013 | 7 Comments

Overwhelmed by the offerings in Oakland’s Chinatown? Check out these five local favorites.

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A Tribute to Old-Fashioned American Comfort Food and Classic British Fare at Oakland’s Tribune Tavern

A Tribute to Old-Fashioned American Comfort Food and Classic British Fare at Oakland’s Tribune Tavern

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tribune Tavern is a throwback to both old-fashioned American comfort food and classic British pub fare in downtown Oakland.

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Burger Bonanza in the East Bay

Burger Bonanza in the East Bay

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Moxy Burger, The Bureau 510 and Grazzy Burgers are several of the latest arrivals to the East Bay burger scene.

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Hunan Home’s Restaurant, Radius, Guerilla Café: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Hunan Home’s Restaurant, Radius, Guerilla Café: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: Hunan Home’s Restaurant (San Francisco), Radius Restaurant and Café (San Francisco) and Guerilla Café (Berkeley).

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First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

What would a wine country locavore’s paradise look like? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Cindy Daniel, owner of Healdsburg’s new SHED, a 21st-century grange, store, and sustainable-living center.

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Bocanova, Willi’s Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Bocanova, Willi’s Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Bocanova (Oakland), Willi’s Wine Bar (Santa Rosa), The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus (San Francisco).

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